Insider Trading Alert - WAL, MAT And FITB Traded By Insiders

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,125.00 to $63,855,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) - FREE Research Report

Hilton Steven J, who is Director at Western Alliance Bancorp, sold 5,000 shares at $23.70 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 240,491 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.04% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.42, down $0.28, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Alliance Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,265
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 68,573
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 285,356

The average volume for Western Alliance Bancorp has been 449,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Alliance Bancorp has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Western Alliance Bancorporation operates as the bank holding company for Western Alliance Bank that provides various banking and related services in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The company operates through Bank of Nevada, Western Alliance Bank, Torrey Pines Bank, and Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Western Alliance Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Alliance Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Western Alliance Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattel (MAT) - FREE Research Report

Kaye Alan, who is EVP Chief HR Officer at Mattel, sold 10,000 shares at $37.95 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Chief HR Officer owned 47,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.42% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.26, up $0.31, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,258
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,258
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,258

The average volume for Mattel has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattel has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 20.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It also publishes Advice and Activity books and the American Girl magazine. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Mattel a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) - FREE Research Report

Kosch Gregory, who is Executive Vice President at Fifth Third Bancorp, sold 7,100 shares at $20.99 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 172,985 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.94% with the 7,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.53, down $0.46, or 2.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fifth Third Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 67,294
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 92,294
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 200,653

The average volume for Fifth Third Bancorp has been 8.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Fifth Third Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fifth Third Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fifth Third Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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